I’ve earned a Masters’ degree from Barry University, with dual specialties in marriage, family and couples therapy and mental health counseling. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, registered with the Florida Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). I am also a life coach, trained with the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute (CaPP Institute). My time with individuals and couples is focused on a humanistic and strength-based foundation to allow for clients, connection, self-discovery and healing. It is through not only my professional experience that I engage in our work together, but I show up with my own real life experience in loss, shifts in points of view, walking through a battlefield of change and finding ways to shed an old skin to come to the other side of things more empowered and full of joy than imagined that inspires a belief that there is always more for you and a faith that you are 100% the author of your own story.
As someone who practices marriage and family therapy, I naturally focus on relationships. I believe that we are all a reflection of our relationships and that we tend to envision who we are based on the part we play in these partnerships and what our loved one believes about us. We make life plans with all this in mind. It is because of the impact our connections have on us, that I understand the need to help those dealing with transitions around your relationships, whether they be romantic, platonic or with yourself. These changes can be you realizing the position you imagined you were in is transforming, slipping away or even ending, and you now need help to figure out who you are and what you will do following this new shift in your journey.
Within each new turn in life, there is an opportunity for self discovery, exploring questions about your actual needs and gaining strength to move forward in a healthy way. This journey does not have to be taken alone and my goal is to support and move beside you until you are again able to ride the waves, more empowered than when you began.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Coaching
LMFT #MT3402 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
She is very professional and helpful. I strongly recommend her to anyone that falls under her expertise!
Joy is helping me understand where I am in my process of healing. She takes her time with me. I always have her undivided attention.
Wonderful counselor! Thoughtful, insightful. Great ideas and wonderful listener!
Great overall experience so far.
Joy is a breath of fresh air. She listens well and responds with poignant questions to facilitate your self discovery. She is always timely and responsive. I loved working with her and would recommend her to anyone.
Joy has really helped me through a tough time. Her listening is unparalleled, she asks amazing questions that really help me to think and is always there to provide positive messages and motivation. Thank you Joy!
Joy is great! She listens, is super friendly but at the same time helps you through your probkems. Makes you feel better of yourself every time!
Joy is wonderful...truly listens and offers very helpful and insightful feedback. She is very responsive and attentive. I highly recommend her.
She is lovely!
Finding a counselor that you feel comfortable with and you can trust with your thoughts can be difficult. Joy has the demeanor that keeps me positive and looking for answers to my problems.
She is a great listener and offers sound advice. I feel like I can be open and honest without feeling judged. She makes it easy to feel vulnerable.
Joy is a great counselor who will help you work through your problems. She is very understanding and gives you solutions even when there is so much to process and very little time. I highly recommend Joy - she cares, follows up with you and gives good advice.
Joy is a wise, intuitive, and gentle counselor. I'm so glad to have her no-nonsense perspective.
She is very compassionate, and I would recommend her to anybody.